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SFGTV
Sep 1, 2010 6:30am PDT
. commissioner buell: commissioner harrison. commissioner harrison: concerns about safety, is parked patrol going to be running around? have the pd been contacted? >> we contacted the police department as well as part patrol -- park patrol. they have done sweeps to check on safety. commissioner harrison: it is going to be near an on- leash/off-leash dog area? >> we started posting signs so that people who regularly use that lawn that it will be unavailable for that weekend and we will continue to aggressively post it so that it is no surprise to people who use that area. or ruin your overnight camping. commissioner lee: with regard to noise, i know you're going to have entertainment. do you have a curfew in terms of the sound? are you going to be monitoring the noise level? >> usually people are extremely tired after this event, so in my experience, people are usually in bed by 9:00 or 10:00 at the latest. we can certainly ask for that quiet time curfew imposed by 10:00. kathy is nodding over there. commissioner lee: i just read evening entertainment. what does that mean? >> we thought about the
SFGTV
Sep 1, 2010 7:30am PDT
, public comment is closed. president buell: commissioner harrison. vice president harrison: i have three things. i too am concerned about the naming. so if something can be worked out with that, so that the harding park name can remain. >> that's never been divulged. and this agreement doesn't give it away either. we say and hear that we will work with them to develop any possible naming logo, branding like that. so we won't allow that to happen without input. president buell: we might not either. we might suggest that it comes back to the commission before it changes. >> right. we would normally do that anyway. the city reserves the right for that. i have my personal preferences of this which i won't give now, because that's not the position i'm in right now. but i can certainly under bo's sentiment. and i think we all can and i think it's very important to consider. we're going to balance this i don't think that calling it harding park is necessarily going to diminish its market ability. so i think there's ways that we can approach this by developing a logo or anything that we need and
SFGTV
Sep 1, 2010 6:00am PDT
president harrison: there were two things that i heard during public comment. one was that there were going to be some community folks that were working through this partnership program to build this. >> theak that's correct. vice president harrison: so, that's going to come from our southeast side of town, i would assume, those folks. secondly, the other thing that i heard is, this is not going to be reserved for any private group or people, this is going to open to everyone in the city. >> that's absolutely correct. vice president harrison: who wishes to go down there and stand in line and when it's their turn, they get a chance to play. for free. >> for free. that's correct. vice president harrison: thank you. but you're not employing any staff to monitor or run the program, right? >>. no commissioner lee: it's going to be purely a volunteer user-driven activity. >> that's correct. president buell: thank you. gloo you're welcome. president buell: i want to comment on that as well. i think to characterize this as somehow a private group coming in for a private purpose is misrepresenting t
SFGTV
Sep 26, 2010 11:00pm PDT
very much. commissioner lee -- oh, harbs, excuse me. commissioner harrison: i would like to, at some point, in the pretty near future, have a progress report on the deferred maintenance projects that we have done so far with that open space contingency money that we've put aside for those projects. president buell: see to it that you get that, commissioner lee. commissioner lee: i'd like to see if we can get an update on the parking garage lease negotiations with the square perhaps by the next meeting. we asked for that sometime ago and perhaps by the first meeting in october, if we could have an update on the lease negotiations for the portsmouth square garage. president buell: thank you. i think we discussed -- there was a discussion earlier, but we got some sense of the preliminary results of last night's events for the park trust. doles the commission get an annual report from the trust and expenditures and the amounts they raised? did we get one from last year? >> the trust puts out a report and they have interim requirements. i can make sure they're included in the commission b
SFGTV
Sep 7, 2010 6:30pm PDT
harrison? >> i noticed that you went out at least one week, prior when no one showed up at the meeting. is this something that we need to look at in the discussions involving outreach. and there would be a further. out for the program. >> we will ideally look for three weeks. we will be coming back tea with the gift policy and the minimum time friend of all -- one week. we have had other community outreach meetings and more people have come. people are very happy with the boys and girls club and they feel like this is a good said. " have nothing to protest about the. >> just augment what she has said, in partnership with the boys and girls club, together, we had other community partners in the area, that we will be speaking to. they engaged this a number of times and the notion that the meeting was not well attended may be similar to the comfort level and this is what people may have, -- >> and other any other questions? >> is there any public comment on this item. simenon, public, and disclosed. >> we have a motion to approve and this has been seconded. thank you very much. >> and now
SFGTV
Sep 1, 2010 5:30am PDT
harrison. commissioner harrison: two things. and i think one of them was answered. you talked in the page here about having the bachi balls that the department would have to give out to people free. and i think ms. crowley talked about that. the rail museum would have this equipment and be able to give it out. have you talked to them about this? >> we're looking into that. that's one of the ideas. and i said at the beginning, we'll ask people to bring their own bachi balls. but we're looking into the idea of having one of the adjacent retail frontages have -- much like some other courts i've been to where you drop your driver's license in exchange nor getting the balls and you do the switch back at the end. but we don't have any agreement in place. commissioner harrison: the other agreement with my fellow commissioner sullivan, that there are these blocks that they make for walking on and driving on that you fill them with soil up to a certain point and then grass seeds in and they grow. and you can cut them like grass. but they don't get worn out. you aren't trampling on the soil it
ABC
Sep 8, 2010 11:35pm PDT
skids. >> rust? >> a little bit of rust around the back window. >> reporter: we met rick harrison in a las vegas subdivision, kicking the tires on a 1962 cadillac fleet wood he was considering buying. >> nice. >> reporter: the owner sees a big payday. >> i think it's got to be worth, after it is fixed up, $15,000. i'd like to get between five and eight out of it. >> reporter: but that rick. if there's a flaw, he'll find it. >> this baby blue velour just ain't going to sell. >> reporter: the whole negotiations happens under the scrutiny of television cameras. >> i'm rick harrison, and this is my pawnshop. >> reporter: rick runs the famed gold and silver pawnshop on las vegas boulevard. his shop and family are the focus of one of the top rated shows on cable television. the history channel's "pawn stars." he's not just some guy running a seedy pawnshop. he's a star. they buy people's gold rings, art work, antique guns. or loan money on items put up for collateral. what's called a pawn. and who knew that the workings of a pawnshop could be so entertaining? >> i have something that you m
SFGTV
Sep 5, 2010 6:30pm PDT
want to thank parks and recreation, and especially commissioners buel and harrison, who invested a lot of time in this. we started out as adversaries, but they were willing to meet with us and discuss things, and things became constructive very quickly. i understand that there is a lot of competing interest from these parks, and this is a very tough job, balancing everything. with the changes that we have made, this will be high quality and this will protect the park and everyone will be a winner. and so, i applaud you and your staff. i would also like to say to the supervisor -- chu and blackstone were helping us to mediate everything. >> i am guy stillson. i was wanting to thank parks and recreation, philip ginsberg and kern, ketchum, buell and harrison, to come to a fine account -- a fine compromise that i would like to invite everyone watching this on television and everyone in this room to come to this event. i would like free to come and join us. >> and is there any other public comment? public comment has been closed. >> commissioner harrison? >> i have a question. on the re
SFGTV
Sep 20, 2010 4:30pm PDT
. vice president harrison: these are battery-driven, i understand. they need to be recharged, and understand. i was wondering how that is going to be achieved in a good way. >> i would like to introduce the property manager with the department. >> it will have a charging station at the kiosk and in the storage container to charge overnight and between each tour. vice president harrison: and they will be using the power from the band shell? >> we are working out the electrical logistics now. vice president harrison: ok. thank you.
SFGTV
Sep 27, 2010 5:00pm PDT
. president buell: think you very much. vice president harrison: these are battery-driven, i understand. they need to be recharged, and understand. i was wondering how that is going to be achieved in a good way. >> i would like to introduce the property manager with the department. >> it will have a charging station at the kiosk and in the storage container to charge overnight and between each tour. vice president harrison: and they will be using the power from the band shell? >> we are working out the electrical logistics now. vice president harrison: ok. thank you. >> we do have public comment. i am going to go ahead and read off a list of names. ross helverson, christian watts, and brian hoover. please come up. >> good afternoon, commissioners. i am one of the owners of bay city bike rentals and tours, as well as the partner in the upcoming parked bike project. i am here today to support the award of the contract to the san francisco electric tour company. this company is the right choice for many reasons. they have successfully run their operation for five years. they have managed t
FOX
Sep 3, 2010 7:00am EDT
there more to it? it claims there is tape recorded evidence from fellow beatle george harrison proving that this happened.  >>> hurricane earl is coming up the east coast. it's on track time pact the beaches in our area at the start of the this long holiday weekend. we have team coverage just glgd the latest on the investigation into the discovery building investigation. police searched the home of the suspected gunman, james lee. new information and insight painting a picture of lee's personality and we will take a closer look. >> let's say good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm allison seymour. first a big day ahead on fox morning news. a big day in the race to d.c. mayor. the two leading candidates, mayor fenty and vincent gray will square off in another debate in our studios. it gets under way at 9:00 on fox 5 morning news. >>> first, all eyes are on earl this morning as the hurricane is a category 2 hurricane. it has been downgraded a bit. maximum winds are over 100 miles per hour. this is the scene in nags head, north carolina, wher
ABC
Sep 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
columbia. don harrison has the very latest. >> reporter: howard county police charged a man with murder and arson. damon white stabbed ex-wife 35 year-old selma wynn. >> what we understand happened was there was a domestic dispute, and the suspect is accused of stabbing the victim to death. >> reporter: after stabbing police believe mr. white set the apartment on fire. they say they have several pieces of evidence to work with. >> our investigators have found evidence at the scene both that the suspect was involved in stabbing the victim and that he was involved in setting the fire after he did so. we don't have specific details to release about those pieces of evidence, but we are analyzing the knife and the fire investigators have seen evidence inside the apartment that the fire was intentionally set. >> reporter: 6 units of the apartment complex have also been declared unsafe. mr. white is still in shock trauma. when he's released from there they will arrest and book him and take him to the detention center. he'll remain there until his trial. in howard county don harrison for
SFGTV
Sep 2, 2010 4:00pm PDT
>> park commission. >> commissioner harrison, commissioner lee, commissioner martin. >> let me make a couple of announcements. item #2 and #three are going to be put on the agenda after item 14, to try to move the agenda items and have a vote. there are commissioners here who are under restricted time schedules. we're going to try to move as quickly as we can to respect those limitations. the use of cellular phones and other devices have been prohibited at this meeting. the chair may order the removal from the hearing room of anyone using cellular phones or other electronics producing sound. in order to facilitate an orderly meeting, we ask for you to fill out the speaker card to speak on an item in the interest of moving the meeting faster. we will have one minute to speak on each item per person. if there are extenuating circumstances that can be extended, we are trying to approve all of these items today. >> an order to allow equal time, the commission and the staff will respond to any questions during public comment. that may ask questions after the public comment is closed. we
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 6:00pm EDT
a hurricane watch, and tonight don harrison is keeping a close eye on earl what's the mood like tonight. >> reporter: it's one of the biggest weekends of the summer there could be 300,000 people here. ocean city is a coastal town they are used to getting storms tropical depressions nor he's terse. there's a lot of sand behind me hopefully ocean city's beach can handle this. there's about 10 miles of beach in ocean city. the lifeguards are spread thin because a lot have gone home or back to school. so vacationers are looking for a little excitement from earl. >> we're not worried about it. we're excited about the hurricane. we don't get any in new york. >> reporter: well some people are excited about this. of course you know the beach gets up here and the surfers like it out here and we have maryland's spokesman their mayor, mayor rick meehan how is ocean city looking for this weekend. >> i think we're looking all things considered pretty good. it looks like the storm is going to pass a couple hundred miles to the east of ocean city. we will get some light tropical winds. we're g
SFGTV
Sep 4, 2010 9:00am PDT
been moved and seconded. >> commissioner harrison. >> yes. >> yes. >> commissioner lee. >> yes. >> commissioner martin. >> yes. >> commissioner sullivan. >> yes. >> yes. >> the motion passes. thanks very much. thank you one and all. we are going to take a 10-minute break. i hope we don't need a >> item eight is the san francisco 49ers. >> the department, i am hoping people will come up on this item as well but perhaps not. the item before you is a proposed credit with the san francisco 49ers, the professional football team, they would be the sixth credit with them. it is a rent credit in the amount of $85,000, to not exceed $85,000 and those funds would be used to build a bridge crossing the hunters point expressway. it was initiated last year. we found it to be very successful in terms of increasing pedestrian safety. we are respectfully requesting rent credit to build a bridge this year as well. >> does it go from the city parking lot over? >> exactly. over into the main parking lot on the inner ring of the expressway. >> commissioner lee. >> how much overtime you say that we
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 6:30am EDT
and jamie, back to you >>> our summer playground, that's where we are this morning, don harrison, on the beach. >> reporter: good morning, jamie, you know, it's actually very comfortable out here right now. the temperature is 76 degrees. i checked the anemometer, the winds are blowing only at 8 miles per hour. there'll be some effect at some point down here in ocean city. at this point right now, we're in a tropical storm warning, winds will be over 40 miles an hour. we could see gusts up to 50 or 60 miles an hour. i walked back behind me to the surf, waves at 5 to 6 feet. they'll build to 10 feet later on. tomorrow, we'll see waves, maybe 15 feet. what they're talking about, we'll have one to two inches of rain, rough surf, obviously. there'll be minor street flooding. all of this will happen between 3:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on friday. there's a lot of sand out here. they really believe this beach can handle it. >> heightened level of interest with hurricanes. everybody's looking at the five-year anniversary of katrina, i think this is on everybody's mind. everybody realizes how
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 11:00pm EDT
is coming around the same time as thousands head in for the holiday weekend. don harrison has more from ocean city. >> reporter: as the sun went down on ocean city so do the idea of a perfect labor day weekend. it looks like it'll get some sort of wind or rain on friday. the mayor said thursday night is critical. >> thursday night is going to be a criticized cool time. we want to make sure the track doesn't change to the west. after it bumps the cape we want to see what it'll do there, if it'll slow down. >> reporter: emergency management officials say they expect tropical storm force winds, one to two inches of rain. rough surf, all between three and three friday. some vacationers take it if stride. >> we will get a little rain on friday which is always a good thing for the farmers and the surf is fine. i have been in three times today and three times yesterday. >> reporter: wave riders love this stuff. once you get up your nerve it's wide open. >> we will see the winds, sue some elevated surf as well as high water downtown. >> reporter: emergency services director wants you to us
SFGTV
Sep 10, 2010 10:30pm PDT
and unavoidable impact related to traffic congestion at the intersection of harrison and second street, as well as cumulative impacts at the intersection of howard and third, howard and montgomery, harrison and second street. the project would make a considerable contribution to future traffic volumes that could result in significant delays at these intersections to determine that no feasible measures are available to reduce these effects. commissioners, the draft certification motion is included in your packet. staff recommends certification of this eir. this concludes my presentation. i am available for questions if you have any. thank you. commissioner maine delaware: thank you. commissioner antonini: 90. i believe that was extremely well done, and i agree with your belief that this eir is complete and thorough. i would also like to point out that in regards to the analysis, which you mentioned of the office space and residential space in the area approximately between market and probably folsom and fremont, actually, 1/3 of the square footage, as you pointed out, of the office spac
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
many people are already on vacation in ocean city. abc 2 news don harrison has been at the beach all day and he tells us how they are bracing for earl. don? >> reporter: all right kelly, i'll include myself as one of those on vacation. it it's a lot of fun down here, it always is at the beach, we're waiting for earl, kind of rude, hasn't showed up for the party yet. people have been working hard all over this city to get prepared for whatever is going to show up. not just the vacationers, the business owners are concerned also. the effects of earl are showing up in the water and the surfers live for this. >> reporter: you heard of dueling ban joe's? well this is due egg augusters. the winds will below the sand around like it does for snow drifts. >> this is our winter fence, put it up every year, during the wintertime we have a lot of north easter and it helps protect the sand from going in the 2 parking lot and, you know, doing a lot of damage. >> reporter: sand pipe% are trying to avoid the surf like owners dodge hurricanes. >> we have seen this before. i know myself, i've gone
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 6:00am EDT
team coverage this morning, want to go right now to the beach. here's abc2 news don harrison. don? >> good morning, jamie, how are you guys doing? it's really calm right here. very comfortable. i checked all the meters, exactly 76 degrees where i am. blowing about 8 miles an hour. the waves are at 5 or 6 feet. it's coming in like it was last night. earl is affecting someone, not here yet, at some point we'll feel some effect. what we're looking at in ocean city, emergency management personnel has been talking to us. we have a tropical storm warning. winds will be going about 40 miles an hour, feeling some gusts between 50 and 60 miles an hour. the waves will build later on today, to about 10 feet. of course the waves tomorrow, will increase. we'll be looking at 15 feet or. so tropical force winds, we'll be seeing rains, one to two inches of rain. rough surf, obviously, we'll see minor street flooding. all of that will happen between 3:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on friday. so tonight, around 7:00, emergency management and the mayor have talked to me and said that around 7:00 tonight is
ABC
Sep 30, 2010 6:00pm EDT
rain dance to try to get people to move away. don harrison is live right now to explain. don. >> reporter: kelly there is a lot of dancing going on out here. it's raining pretty good, it's been raining all day. the sandbags are coming up. at armadillos the water is right at the stoop there and getting ready to come in. one of the business owners told me that in the last two, the last half hour the water level has gone up 2". the chesapeake bay is the largests you the airy stem in the united states and it's getting bigger as we said. i went across the bay bridge to take a look at the eastern shore. [ sound of water ] >> over on kent island some marine as have been affected. off we go. michael kate found his boat taking on water and the engine was under water. he is not gonna let that stop him. >> i'm gonna go get the mother running again and put it back in the water for this afternoon i hope. >> reporter: chris dolllar with kent island kayak is well aware of the storm problems. >> we saw it coming, we were paying attention to the weather forecast, and then we pretty much pulle
ABC
Sep 29, 2010 5:00pm EDT
can actually handle all this significant rain av expecting. don harrison has more. >> reporter: annapolis city received a letter from state inspectors that warned a dam located west of annapolis and water works park off of route 6 50 was unsafe. the letter stated dam failure to result in massive flooding which may result in the loss of life and property, particularly to those traveling on the road at the time, as well as those downstream of the dam.  i believe it's about 270 feet from end to end. >> reporter: the mayor's office says the city is aware of of the 5problem. >> there is underground erosion right next to where the dam is. they are worried about long term and breakdown. but be clear there's no imminent threat of a major breakdown right now. understand there's a risk and we're going to be moving later this year on a number of repairs. we have staff here to monitor the water level tat the dam nearby. >> well, the dam as you can see there's cracks in the dam they have been there for quite a while. >> reporter: fred man 'tis and his wife have used the park in the past
ABC
Sep 10, 2010 11:00pm EDT
until november. the issue is already taking over the airways. don harrison with more. >> i think there has to be a better place to put a casino. >> reporter: with have all heard the adds. >> 4,000 new good paying jobs for the county residents. >> reporter: now the other side is speaking up. this past monday supporters launched a campaign. >> vote forequestion a. >> reporter: the companies wants to put nearly 5,000 slot machines at the mall. the county council approved the zoning, then residents near the mall presented a petition to force the vote on the ballot this november. >> the free standing separate facility. >> reporter: todd lamb is glad to have the support of three strong county unions, police, fire and teachers. >> we have been excited to work with three of the great institutions in any community in america. >> reporter: the police don't buy the crime issue around slots. >> slot machines don't cause crime. cutting public safety can cause crime. >> reporter: firefighters and teachers say they want what's best for the county. >> teachers are fairly conservative. they want to do
ABC
Sep 27, 2010 5:30pm EDT
him never stopped. don harrison has more on the investigation. >> reporter: saturday night around 8:15 a group of boys riding their bikes on sunrise beach road near the veterans cemetery entrance. 16-year-old sean was riding with the group when he was struck by a vehicle. >> he didn't make an effort to stop and he sped off. >> reporter: victor schuler's son justin was with sean that day. justin was in front of him. >> none of the other kids actually saw the accident at the point of impact but of course once it happened all the kids turned their heads and observed sean being pushed by this truck. >> reporter: people who live in the area see these bikers all the time. >> the shoulder does not extend all the way up through the road. they are traveling with the cars on the road and it does appear dangerous. >> reporter: from eyewitness reports police have something to go on the >> what is being described as a gmc pickup truck, additionally there's a possibility there may have been some damage to the front passenger side sustained during this incident so be on the lookout for that. >> re
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 6:00pm EDT
damage. don harrison joins us live. lacks like business as usual in ocean city other than the flooding behind you don. >> reporter: well, they are getting back to usual. you ocean city does have about 10 miles of beach. they have a long coastline. they have jet hes out here. sands dunes they put up some snow fences to take the sands from flowing around. they have done a lot. all this to get ready for earl. earl has provided quite an awesome display of the power of mother nature. >> there are waves out there cracking all over the beach here. >> reporter: many people take advantage of this situation. jet skyers get a ride for their life. the coast guard uses this as a time to train their men how to handle rough seas. some observers are impressed with the surf. >> it's the biggest waves ever seen. >> reporter: ocean city officials have closed the water to swimming, it is awful dangerous out here. these waivers are trying to flock you over. they are going to continue to monday for the situation hopefully they can have water for swimming open saturday and sunday for labor day weeke
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 6:00pm EDT
max its approach. our live team coverage continues from ocean city. don harrison likes to give us a better idea of how vacationers and residents are actually getting ready for whatever earl brings. sam? >> reporter: kelly, we're down here you know, when i started at 4:00 this morning it was 76 degrees, it got a little warmer throughout the day, now dropped down to about 74 degrees, so we're standing by to see what earl is gonna do. we're going in the labor day weekend. the city is taking all the precautions they can. when you come to a vacation town like this, as ai did, if you look around you get to see a lot of interesting people. the boardwalk looks like a normal city day. surfers learned that big sur have means better rides. little kids find that high waves make bubbles travel further. meet walter williams. >> i'm not afraid of it. i have been through several here and never had no problems. >> walter has been down here for 30 years and has seen it all. he carries pictures around of hurricanes that did a lot more damage than it looks like earl will do. >> these stores had 4 feet
ABC
Sep 16, 2010 5:30pm EDT
to save a life. don harrison has that story. >> reporter: a near tragic incident occurred for the second time in as many nights. anne arundel county paramedics were called to the pool. a man in his mid-30s had suffered some medical emergency and went to the bottom of the pool. life guards on duty responded quickly. >> at that time lifeguards did enter the pool, able to extricate the person from the pool. >> reporter: quick response from lifeguards helped save the life of a 2-year-old who almost drown. according to the drowning prevention association 19% of public pool drownings occur when lifeguards are present. in this case, first aid was well on its way when they arrived. >> when our cruz arrived at the scene the lifeguards had already removed the patients from the pool, were performing cpr on the patient, had the patient hooked up to an automated external defibrillator. >> obviously the first incident caused us to step it up a bit. >> reporter: he is the director of recreation and sports and is happy with the work of his pool staff. >> we're satisfied with the lifeguards and pl
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 2:35am EDT
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ABC
Sep 9, 2010 3:05am EDT
. >> it's got rust? >> a little bit of rust around the back window. >> reporter: we met rick harrison in a las vegas subdivision, kicking the tires on a 1962 cadillac fleetwood he was considering buying. the owner sees a big payday. >> i think it's got to be worth -- after it's fixed up, about $15,000. i'd like to get between $5,000 and $8,000 out of it. >> reporter: if there's a flaw, he'll find it. >> baby blue velour ain't going to sell. >> reporter: the whole negotiation happens under the scrutiny of television cameras. >> i'm rick harrison and this is my pawn shop. >> reporter: rick harrison runs the famed gold and silver pawn shop on las vegas boulevard. his shop and family are the focus of one of the top-rated shows on cable television. the history channel's "pawn stars." he's not just some guy running a seedy pawn shop. he's a star. they buy people's gold rings, artwork, antique guns, or loan money on items put up for collateral. what's called a pawn. and who knew. the workings of a pawn shop could be so entertaining. >> i have something that you might be interested in. >> i h
FOX
Sep 3, 2010 10:00pm EDT
fruit smoothies. ♪ >>> that the voice of the beatles george harrison confessing to a coverup that would shock the world? is paul mccartney dead? the rumors raged for years beginning in the late '60s. the band's beloved charmer killed in a car crash expected replaced by a look alike? out now a new documentary explores the rumors and the so- called clues. fox 5's bob barnard takes a look. ♪when i find myself in times of trouble ♪ >> reporter: who was that musical man on stage at the white house this summer? of course, it was the ageless beatle sir paul mccartney or was it? >> it's been a terrible burden of guilt. >> reporter: according to a new documentary called paul mccartney really is dead, the last testament of george harrison. >> i want to say how much we all loved paul. >> reporter: paul mccartney was killed in a car crash in 1966. >> they had covered up the death at the behest of her majesty's government and the british intelligence service mi5 who were afraid there would be a rash of suicides worldwide if paul mccartney's death was made public. >> reporter: director joel
PBS
Sep 28, 2010 5:30pm PDT
professor roderick harrison, who studies census data for the joint center for political and economic studies. tim noah, you write in slate about thgreat divergence. describe what you mean. >> really it's a three-decade trend that began in the late 1970s. a trend towards income and equality. incomes have been growing less and less equal since 1979. a lot of people accept that as the norm but in fact for much of the 20th century, the trend was going the other way between 1929 and the early 1970s incomes were becoming more and more equal. in the middle of that period you had a great deal of prosperity after world war ii. ifill: professor harrison, what is the cause of this? >> the underlying cause is that the gains in productivity have been divided more towards corporate earnings and profits than towards the workers and employees. we've maintained the historical levels and share of sharing productivity gains . the middle- and lower- income portions of the income distribution would have fared much better and you wouldn't see this acceleration in the gap. >> ifill: but we didn't maintain
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